Feature Length Casualty To Celebrate 30 Years

BBC One has announced that Casualty will mark its 30th anniversary with a dramatic feature length episode to be broadcast on Saturday 27th August which will “hit the very heart of the hospital”.

Charlie Fairhead (played by Derek Thompson) will be celebrated as he reaches 30 years of service with the NHS, but for this episode, it won’t be a smooth ride for Charlie or his colleagues.

Key characters will be put in peril, faces from the past will return, and the team will get their hands dirty to support Charlie and the Emergency Department staff. The storyline will also feature Jac (Rosie Marcel), Hanssen (Guy Henry), and Fletch (Alex Walkinshaw) from the Holby City wards.

Derek Thompson, who has played Charlie Fairhead since it began in 1986, says: “From day one of filming Casualty in 1986, I’ve been so proud of it’s true-to-life storytelling, representing everything the NHS stands for… but this really feels like a significant moment in British television history.”

Executive Producer, Oliver Kent, adds: “The episode, titled Too Old For This Shift, written by Matthew Barry and Andy Bayliss, and directed by Steve Hughes, is a feature-length action movie which will make the audience gasp, laugh and cry buckets.”